Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Tibetan monks to create sand art beginning Sept. 17

2008. 09. 15.

CALDWELL – Tibetan monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will create a sand Mandala over four days in Jewett Auditorium at The College of Idaho beginning with an opening ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at noon.

Construction will continue from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. A closing ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m.

While the monks create the Mandala, other participants can create a sand painting of their own designed by a local artist and using some of the same techniques.

During the closing ceremony, the monks will distribute sand to audience members. The remainder will be carried in a procession to Indian Creek at 7th and Kimball and ceremonially poured into the water, dispersing the healing energies throughout the world.

The monks will perform music and dance on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. The famed singers, whose sellout performances in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center received national acclaim, will perform "Sacred Music, Sacred Dance for World Healing."

Tickets for the performance are $22-$28 for adults and $16-$22 for students. They are available online, by phone at 459-3405 or 459-5783 and at the door. Admission to watch the Mandala creation is free.